Choral Conducting Workshop

MUED 73500-01

Global Perspectives--Multicultural Music: Building Bridges of Understanding with Choral Music

Explore! Experience! Engage! Embody! Empower!

This workshop will be led by Janet Galván, with guest artist Juan Tony Guzmán leading one entire day and Baruch Whitehead leading one session. This will be a week of engaging with compositions from various cultures (from many places in the world and different styles from the United States) and fusion music composed with influence from various cultures. Topics will include movement and adapting the conducting gesture for various types of music. During the workshop, participants will get ideas to help them approach music from an historical and cultural context resulting in confident, informed performances that honor the authentic practitioners. Participants will get ideas on how to instill passion and respect through the rehearsal process, leading to building bridges of understanding. There will be music for all levels of choirs and various voicings.

Location: Whalen Center for Music, room 3104

Led by Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities, Ithaca College

Choral Conducting Workshop:

  • Workshop dates (tentative schedule, subject to change):

Monday, June 25 to Friday June 29: 9:00-5:00


Dr. Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities at Ithaca College, has conducted her own choral ensembles in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and Avery Fishcer Hall as well as in concert halls throughout continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Dr. Galván is also sought after as a guest conductor of choral and orchestral ensembles ranging from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to the Virtuosi Pragneses in the the Czech Republic. Galván has been a clinician in the United Kingdom, Canada, throughout continental Europe, and in Brazil as well as at national music conferences and the World Symposium on Choral Music. She was on the faculty for the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute, the Transient Glory Symposium in February of 2012, and the Oberlin Conducting Institute in 2014.

Juan Tony Guzman
Choral Workshop Time on Task

Pre-Workshop prep: 20 hours

Time at Workshop: 35 hours

Reflect between session: 12 hours

One-on-one session: 1 hour

Post Workshop Reflection: 15-20 hours

Approximately 85 hours total